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"You can hear America singing in this daring new musical" - NY Times

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Hands on a Hardbody

June 7-30, 2019
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 2:30 pm;
Additional Thursday performances 6/20 and 6/27 at 7:30 pm
Performed on the Mainstage

What would a free brand new truck mean to you and your family? For these 10 people in Longview, Texas, it means everything. 

Under a scorching sun for days on end, armed with nothing but hope, humor and ambition, these 10 contestants fight to keep at least one hand on a brand new “hardbody” Nissan truck in order to win it. In the hilarious, hard-fought contest, only one winner can drive away with the American dream.

Based on a true story - and the legendary documentary! This musical is written by Pulitzer Prize winner Doug Wright with music composed by Trey Anastasio (front man for the world-famous band Phish) and Amanda Green (Bring it On, High Fidelity). 

Pro tip: Opening Weekend tickets are $4 cheaper than other weekends! Get yourself a deal when you come this Friday, Saturday, or Sunday!

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Hands on a Hardbody is sponsored by:

Ancestral Voices

June 7-9, 2019 * All shows at 2:30 pm
Friday and Saturday in 35below;
Sunday at the Reuter Center on UNCA’s campus

Breaking the rules of her upper crust social world and shocking her family, an older woman in the years before World War II divorces her husband and marries another man. Told lovingly by her grandson as a child, and later, after he becomes a mature adult, this tale, written expressly to be read aloud, nostalgically shows how an entire way of life has been erased by the passing of time. Performed as Readers Theatre as a part of The Autumn Players’ Readers Theatre Showcase Series. Directed by RoseLynn Katz.

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Saturdays at ACT

June 8, 2019 * 10:00 am
Performed on the Mainstage

Follow comic duo Lenny and Mabel down the yellow brick road to the land of Oz and meet all of your favorite characters along the way - all performed by only two actors! Gain courage with the Cowardly Lion, take heart with the Tin Man, and find your wits with the Scarecrow in this fun interactive retelling of the L. Frank Baum classic presented by Bright Star Touring Theatre. Best for Grades Pre-K – 6th.

Part of our Saturdays at ACT series - so after the show, we'll have free milk, cookies, and juice in the lobby! Stick around! 

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Auditions

June 10-11, 2019 * 6:00-9:00 pm


Rabbit Hole is the final show for our 2018-19 Mainstage season, and it is a knock-out! Director Stephanie Hickling Beckman (founder and managing artistic director of Different Strokes! Performing Arts Collective) is seeking 2 men and 3 women (any race or ethnicity) for this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. Auditions are open to all in the community; no previous experience required. We have downloadable audition material, rehearsal info and more on our website! 
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Summer Splash Costume Sale

Saturday, June 15 * 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
In 35below


We've raided our giant closets to bring out an eclectic selection of clothing you won’t find anywhere else! There’s no telling what treasures you’ll find: past sales have included vintage band uniforms, funky sequined formal wear, and so much more! Sale will take place Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm in 35below at Asheville Community Theatre.
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A Benefit for UNCA!

Saturday, June 29, 2019 * 10:00 am
Performed on the Mainstage


Sea Song is the story of a city boy who spends the summer with his grandmother at a remote beach cottage away from tv and computers. Finding his grandmother’s childhood photo album, the boy discovers her interest in sea turtles. Over his summer visit he gets to experiences them himself as he witnesses their life cycle first hand. Sea Song is a non verbal piece accompanied by a subtle melodic instrument called a hang drum. The story is told through both shadow puppetry and table top rod puppetry. The story is set on a beach but the whole theater becomes the sea as the puppets frequently enter the audience.

This event is a fundraiser for the University of North Carolina at Asheville (UNCA) Drama Department. This fundraiser will allow the students to share their work in Edinburgh, Scotland.
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Costume Drama Returns!

July 6, 2019 * 7:30 pm
Performed on the Mainstage


Costume Drama: A Fashion Show is an eclectic evening of inventive fashion that has quickly become one of the highlights of the Asheville event calendar. Local designers compete for cash prizes in this Project Runway-esque show, with proceeds from ticket sales to benefit the theatre.

This year’s categories are Light, Paper, Artistic License, and for the first time, Oceania (items found both in the sea or on the shore). We can't wait to see what these 20 inventive designers create for the runway!
 
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Generous support for ACT's renovation and expansion was provided by the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority (BCTDA) from the Tourism Product Development Fund (TPDF)
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